The same evening we checked in to a hotel in Pennsylvania located less then 2 hours from NYC, I asked a young man: “How long would it take us to get to NYC?” he immediately responded: “no idea, I have never been there…” Wow, I was surprised.
“You have never been there, you are so close to it… where is the furthest that you have ever been?” I asked.
“Florida, and Philadelphia… but, I want to go to Thailand,” he responded
“Thailand, it’s a great place to visit… Let me tell you something” I said, “when you begin traveling it becomes an addiction and you won’t be able to stop... A young man like you should be venturing the world!”
Nesrin, my wife, constantly tells our children, “school is ¼ of your education and the World is the other ¾ of your education.” Traveling allows you to experience a different culture, different people, different smells, different flavors that will enrich your soul. When you experience different cultures and people you will start to appreciate those differences and build a better understanding of the World we live in.
In life: if you never try, you will never know; if you never try, you will never reach your destination.